With each passing day, the idea of the MLB season starting on time this year is quickly disappearing.
Players and owners are fighting for what they think is right for each side: in the meantime, fans are left on the outside looking in.
They don’t have a clue whether they will have the chance to watch baseball soon or not.
To be fair, we have no guarantee that a season is played this year, although that’s a worst-case scenario and very unlikely to happen.
But these are dark days for fans, who are supposed to be browsing the news to see who reported to camp, who is in the best shape of his life, and who is still carrying some holiday weight.
To get by, fans have a few things to do: some of them have dusted off their trading cards.
Others are watching baseball movies: Bull Durham, The Sandlot, Field of Dreams…you name it.
Remembering The History Of Our Game
Twitter, however, remains a safe space for those who want to share old pictures and remember specific news and relevant past dates.
Fans, in general, like to remember MLB history during the lockout, since there isn’t too much else to do.
For example, this user shared a perfectly-looking picture of Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg in a Chicago Cubs uniform.
Vintage Photo of the Day: @MLB
— Chris Larson (@SportsTechie17) February 16, 2022
Sandberg was, back in the day, one of the game’s top second basemen.
Another user reminded us that this day, but in 2004, the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees completed one of the most influential trades in recent memory.
#TalDiaComoHoy en 2004 Los #Yankees se hacen de los servicios del mejor jugador del negocio Alex Rodriguez (SS), el dominicano llego vía cambio desde los Rangers De Texas.
A los Rancheros se fueron Alfonso Soriano (2B) y Joaquin Arias (SS).#AROD #MLB #SiguemeYTeSigo pic.twitter.com/tvP2lPG93C
— Anderson Vargas (@ander_beisbol) February 16, 2022
Here, former Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (currently on the San Francisco Giants) is pictured celebrating a walf-off home run that got his team in the playoffs back in 2011.
Evan Longoria celebrates after hitting a walk off home run that sent the Rays to the playoffs, 2011 pic.twitter.com/cIVsK9YHbj
— Baseball In Pics (@baseballinpix) February 16, 2022
Baseball is full of memories: remembering our past actually helps in these tough times.